- Research Highlights
EEL Research Highlights
Researchers gained new insight into thin-film superiority by probing the structure of perovskites at the the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory. They used a groundbreaking approach to tease apart the thin-film structure and chemistry layer-by-layer. Continue reading.
Erika Gebel Berg, Argonne National Laboratory
Highly active catalysts could be key to improved energy storage in fuel cells and advanced batteries.
David L. Chandler, MIT News Office
Imaging reveals what happens during charging; could lead to improved batteries for electric cars.
David L. Chandler, MIT News Office
Congratulations to Betar M. Gallant, Seung Woo Lee, Tadashi Kawaguchi, Paula T. Hammond, and Yang Shao-Horn Electrochemical Performance of Thin-Film Functionalized Carbon Nanotube Electrodes in Nonaqueous Cells in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society!
Betar Gallant will join the MIT Mechanical Engineering faculty in 2016. Betar started her academic career as an undergraduate researcher at EEL and continued there to obtain a PhD (2013). She is currently a Kavli Postdoctoral Fellow at CalTech. Congratulations, Betar!
Alexis Grimaud has obtained a CNRS position in theoretical chemistry and will join the Lab of Jean-Marie Tarascon at Collège de France. Congratulations!
The work of Zhenxing Feng and Wesley Hong has been highlighted by APS Science Highlights. Congratulations!
Warm welcome to our new visiting students Niels Bendtsen Halck, Roberta Verrelli, Ivana Hasa and our new undergraduate summer students Raivo Andrian, Julia O'Donnell, Alyssa Johnson and Joey Valle!
- Roberta Verrelli is a student in Chemical Science at "Sapienza" University of Rome. My research is focused on the development of alternative electrode materials for higher performance lithium ion batteries. Her passion is to travel all over Europe.
- Ivana Hasa is a student in Chemical Science at "Sapienza" University of Rome. She is involved in the field of the electrochemical energy conversion since her master studies. She played volleyball in a federal team for 12 years sharing victories and defeats. She also likes to cook good Italian food, especially cakes and pies.
- Alyssa Johnson is a rising senior at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, studying Mechanical Engineering. She is interested in electrochemical energy storage and conversion because she believes there needs to be a shift to cleaner energy sources. In her free time, she enjoys longboarding, snowboarding, and sketching.
- Julia O'Donnell is originally from Iowa
City, IA, and will be returning to Wellesley College to
complete her physics degree this fall. She hopes her research
in nanostructuring hematite for photoelectrochemistry will
contribute to the eventual design of a low-cost device, which
brings clean energy to the developing world. When not in the
lab, she enjoys horseback riding, bicycling, and playing the
- Raivo Andrian is a sophomore in course 10
who enjoys running, eating dessert, and of course working with
EEL. Her favorite kind of food is Indian food.
- Niels Bendtsen Halck came to EEL from the University of Denmark to support the group with theoretical calculations (DFT) in its goal to design and understand catalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction. When he is not frustrated with non-converging calculations he likes to spend his time outdoors with his wife and dog.
Congratulations to Dongkyu Lee, Yueh-Lin Lee, Alexis Grimaud Wesley T. Hong, Michael D. Biegalski, Dane Morgan, and Yang Shao-Horn on the publication of Enhanced Oxygen Surface Exchange Kinetics and Stability on Epitaxial La0.8Sr0.2CoO3-δ Thin Films by La0.8Sr0.2MnO3-δ Decoration in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C!
Warm welcome to our new visiting students Carole Martin-Hamka , Philipp Jäker! and postdoc Magali Gauthier!
- Carole Martin-Hamka came to MIT from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland where she pursues a masters degree in Engineering Physics. In her free time, she enjoys windsurfing and tennis.
- Philipp Jäker did his undergraduate studies in chemistry and biochemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, where he is currently getting his masters degree in chemistry focusing on physical and materials chemistry. His life's philosophy contains various influences: "Never give up, "Fight for your ideas, "Stay relaxed," and "Be nice to everybody."
The 2014 DMSE General Written Exam results have been released and EEL member Sokseiha Muy has passed. Congratulations Seiha!
The manuscript Materials challenges in rechargeable lithium-air batteries by David G. Kwabi, Nagore Ortiz-Vitoriano, Stefan A. Freunberger, Yuhui Chen, Nobuyuki Imanishi, Peter G. Bruce, and Yang Shao-Horn was published in the MRS Bulletin. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Dongkyu Lee, Yueh-Lin Lee, Alexis Grimaud, Wesley T. Hong, Michael D. Biegalski, Dane Morgan, and Yang Shao-Horn on the publication of Strontium Influence on the Oxygen Electrocatalysis of La2-xSrxNiO4±δ (0.0 ≤ xSr ≤ 1.0) Thin Films in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A!
The manuscript Soft-Template-Carbonization
Route to Highly Textured Mesoporous Carbon-TiO2 Inverse
Opals for Efficient Photocatalytic and Photoelectrochemical
Applications by Li Na Quan, Yoon Hee Jang, Kelsey
A. Stoerzinger, Kevin J. May, Yu Jin Jang, Saji Thomas
Kochuveedu, Yang Shao-Horn, and Dong Ha Kim was
published in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.
Congratulations to Koffi Pierre Yao on winning the Best Poster Award at the 2014 ANL APS Users Meeting!
Congratulations to Kelsey A. Stoerzinger, Liang Qiao, Michael D. Biegalski, and Yang Shao-Horn on the publication of Orientation-Dependent Oxygen Evolution Activities of Rutile IrO2 and RuO2 in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters!
EEL will be hosting Professor Andre Taylor from Yale as an MLK Visiting Scholar at MIT for the 2014-2015 academic year. You can learn more about Andre's research at his website.
The manuscript Li-Anode Protective Layers for Li Rechargeable Batteries via Layer-by-Layer Approaches by Sun Hwa Lee, Jonathon R. Harding, David S. Liu, Julio M. D'Arcy, Yang Shao-Horn and Paula T. Hammond was published in Chemistry of Materials. Congratulations!MIT Energy Initiative announces 2014 seed grant awards.
Congratulations to Marcel Risch, Kelsey Stoerzinger, Shingo Maruyama, Wesley Hong, Ichiro Takeuchi, and Yang Shao-Horn on the publication of La0.8Sr0.2MnO3-δ Decorated with Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δ: A Bi-functional Surface for Oxygen Electrocatalysis with Enhanced Stability and Activity in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
Warm welcome to our new postdocs Sayed Nagy and Hao Hsun Chang!
Congratulations to Zhenxing Feng, Yizhak Yacoby, Milind J. Gadre, Yueh-Lin Lee, Wesley T. Hong, Hua Zhou, Michael D. Biegalski, Hans M. Christen, Stuart B. Adler, Dane Morgan, and Yang Shao-Horn on the publication of Anomalous Interface and Surface Strontium Segregation in (La1-ySry)2 CoO4±δ/La1-xSrxCoO3-δ Heterostructured Thin Films in Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.
The manuscript Surface Strontium Segregation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathodes Proved by In Situ Depth-Resolved X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy by Yuki Orikasa, Ethan J. Crumlin, Shinnosuke Sako, Koji Amezawa, Tomoya Uruga, Michael D. Biegalski, Hans M. Christen, Yoshiharu Uchimoto, and Yang Shao Horn was published in ECS Electrochemistry Letters. Congratulations!
Winter 2014Congratulations to Dongkyu Lee, Yueh-Lin Lee, Alexis Grimaud, Wesley T. Hong, Michael D. Biegalski, Dane Morgan and Yang Shao-Horn on the publication of Strontium Influence on the Oxygen Electrocatalysis of La2-xSrxNiO4±δ (0.0 ≤ xSr ≤ 1.0) Thin Films in Energy & Environmental Science.
The paper titled The influence of transition metal oxides on the kinetics of Li2O2 oxidation for Li-O2 batteries: high activity of chromium oxides by Koffi Pierre Yao, Yi-Chun Lu, Chibueze Amanchukwu, David Kwabi, Marcel Risch, Jigang Zhou, Alexis Grimaud, Paula Hammond, Fanny Barde and Yang Shao-Horn has been highlighted as a HOT article in the PCCP Blog. Congratulations!
A warm welcome to administrative assistant Abby Reynolds Welcome to EEL.
Congratulations to Jin Suntivich, Wesley Hong, Yueh-Lin Lee, James Rondinelli, Wanli Yang, John B. Goodenough, Bogdan Dabrowski and Yang Shao-Horn on the publication of Estimating Hybridization of Transition Metal and Oxygen States in Perovskites from O K-edge X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy in Journal of Physical Chemistry C.
Congratulations to Zhenxing Feng, Yizhak Yacoby, Wesley Hong, Hua Zhou, Mike Biegalski, Hans Christen and Yang Shao-Horn on the publication of Revealing the Atomic Structure and Strontium Distribution in Nanometer-Thick La0.8Sr0.2CoO3-δ Grown on (001)-Oriented SrTiO3 in Energy & Environmental Science.
Fall 2013The manuscript Rate-Dependent Morphology of Li2O2 Growth in Li-O2 Batteries by Koffi P. C. Yao, Yi-Chun Lu, Chibueze V. Amanchukwu, David G. Kwabi, Marcel Risch, Jigang Zhou, Alexis Grimaud, Paula T. Hammond, Fanny Bardée and and Yang Shao Horn was published online in Journal Physical Letters. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Alexis Grimaud, Chris Carlton, Marcel Risch, Wesley Hong, Kevin May and Yang Shao-Horn on the Journal of Physical Chemistry C publication Oxygen Evolution Activity and Stability of Ba6Mn5O16, Sr4Mn2CoO9 and Sr6Co5O15: The Influence of Transition Metals Coordination
The manuscript The Influence of Hydrocarbon and CO2 on the Reversibility of Li-O2 Chemistry Using In Situ Ambient Pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy by Yi-Chun Lu, Ethan Crumlin, Thomas Carney, Loic Baggetto, Gabriel Veith, Nancy Dudney, Zhi Liu and Yang Shao-Horn was published online in Journal Physical Chemistry C. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Dahyun Oh, Yi-Chun Lu, Yang Shao-Horn and Angela Belcher on the Nature Communications publication Biologically enhanced cathode design for improved capacity and cycle life for lithium-oxygen batteries. This manuscript has been highlighted in the MIT news.
A warm welcome to graduate students Marcella Lusardi, Sokseiha Muy, & postdoc David Fenning. Welcome to EEL.
The manuscript Oxygen Permeation from Oxygen Ion-Conducting Membranes Coated with Porous Metals or Mixed Ionic and Electronic Conducting Oxides by Susumu Imashuku, Lei Wang, Khaled Mezghani, Mohamed A. Habib and Yang Shao-Horn was published in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Alexis Grimaud, Kevin May, Christopher Carlton, Yueh-Lin Lee, Marcel Risch, Wesley Hong, Jigang Zhou and Yang Shao-Horn on the Nature Communications publication Double Perovskite as a Family of Highly Active Catalysts For Oxygen Evolution in Alkaline Solution. This manuscript was featured on the MIT web page on 18 Sept 2013 and has also been highlighted in the MIT news.
A warm welcome to visiting professor Livia Giordano, postdoc Nagore Ortiz, administrative assistant Shayne Fernandes and graduate student Jarrod Milshtein. Welcome to EEL.
Summer 2013Congratulations! The article Synthesis and Activities of Rutile IrO2 and RuO2 Nanoparticles for Oxygen Evolution in Acid and Alkaline Solutions has been selected for the virtual issue Solar Fuels. Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C
The manuscript Synthesis of Highly Stable Sub-8 nm TiO2 Nanoparticles and Their Multilayer Electrodes of TiO2/MWNT for Electrochemical Applications by Md Nasim Hyder, Betar Gallant, Nisarg J. Shah, Yang Shao-Horn and Paula Hammond was published in Nano Letters. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Dongkyu Lee, Alexis Grimaud, Ethan Crumlin, Khaled Mezghani, Mohamed A. Habib, Zhenxing Feng, Wesley Hong, Michael Biegalski, Hans Christen, and Yang Shao-Horn on the Journal of Physical Chemistry C publication Strain Influence on the Oxygen Electrocatalysis of the (100)-Oriented Epitaxial La2NiO4+δ Thin Films at Elevated Temperatures.
David Fenning will join the Nanoengineering Department at University of California, San Diego after his postdoc at EEL. Congratulations!
The manuscript Enhancing oxygen permeation of electronically short-circuited oxygen-ion conductors by decorating with mixed ionic-electronic conducting oxides by Lei Wang, Susumu Imashuku, Alexis Grimaud, Dongkyu Lee, Khaled Mezghani, Mohamed A. Habib and Yang Shao-Horn was published in the ECS Electrochemistry Letters. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Tian Ming, Jin Suntivich, Kevin J. May, Kelsey A. Stoerzinger, Dong Ha Kim, and Yang Shao-Horn on the Journal of Physical Chemistry C publication Visible Light Photo-Oxidation in Au Nanoparticle Sensitized SrTiO3:Nb Photoanode.
The paper Origin of Enhanced Chemical Capacitance in La0.8Sr0.2CoO3-δ Thin Film Electrodes by Cortney R. Kreller, T.J. McDonald, Stuart B. Adler, Ethan Crumlin, Eva Mutoro, Sung Jin Ahn, G.J. la O', Yang Shao-Horn, Michael D. Biegalski, Hans M. Christen, Richard R. Chater and John A. Kilner was published in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society. Congratulations!
Congratulations! Wesley Hong, Milind Gadre, Yueh-Lin Lee, Michael Biegalski, Hans Christen, Dane Morgan and Yang Shao-Horn on their Journal of Physical Chemistry Letter Tuning Spin State in LaCoO3 Thin Films for Enhanced High Temperature Oxygen Electrocatalysis.
Former EEL postdoc Shuo Chen joined the Physics Department at University of Houston as an Assistant Professor. Congratulations Prof. Chen!
Congratulations to Ethan Crumlin, Eva Mutoro, Wesley Hong, Michael Biegalski, Hans Christen, Zhi Liu, Hendrik Bluhm, and Yang Shao-Horn on the Journal of Physical Chemistry C publication In Situ Ambient-Pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Cobalt Perovskite Surfaces under Cathodic Polarization at High Temperatures.
The paper Site-Selective Deposition of Twinned Pt Nanoparticles on TiSi2 Nanonets by Atomic Layer Deposition and Their Oxygen Reduction Activities by Jin Xie, Xiaogang Yang, Binghong Han, Yang Shao-Horn and Dunwei Wang was published in ACS Nano. Congratulations!
Spring 2013Congratulations to Tom and Dongwook for passing their PhD Qualifying exams in DMSE.
The manuscript Influence of Li2O2 morphology on oxygen reduction and evolution kinetics in Li-O2 batteries by Betar Gallant, David G. Kwabi, Robert R. Mitchell, Jigang Zhou, Carl V. Thompson and Yang Shao-Horn was published in Energy & Environmental Science. Congratulations!
The work of Betar and Robert on the oxidation of lithium peroxide in Li-air batteries has been highlighted in the MIT News. This work was published in Nano Letters recently.
Congratulations to Jin Suntivich, Zhichuan Xu, Christopher E. Carlton, Junhyung Kim, Binghong Han, Seung Woo Lee, Nicéphore Bonnet, Nicola Marzari, Lawrence F. Allard, Hubert A. Gasteiger, Kimberly Hamad-Schifferl and Yang Shao-Horn on their Journal of the American Chemical Society publication Surface Composition Tuning of Au-Pt Bimetallic Nanoparticles for Enhanced Carbon Monoxide and Methanol Electro-oxidation.
Betar successfully defended her Ph.D. Thesis. Congratulations Dr. Gallant!
Former EEL members Youngmin Lee and Seung Woo Lee will marry this summer. We wish them all the best!
Betar Gallant placed 4th in the 2013 De Florez Awards (Graduate Division) which acknowledge outstanding ingenuity and creative judgment in the area of Mechanical Engineering. Well deserved!
Congratulations! Kevin May was awarded a prestigious NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship D.
Congratulations to Zhenxing Feng, Ethan Crumlin, Wesley Hong, Dongkyu Lee, Eva Mutoro, Michael Biegalski, Hua Zhou, Hendrik Bluhm, Hans Christen and Yang Shao-Horn on the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters publication In Situ Studies of Temperature-Dependent Surface Structure and Chemistry of Single-Crystalline (001)-Oriented La0.8Sr0.2CoO3-δ Perovskite Thin Films.
The paper In situ Transmission Electron Microscopy Observations of Electrochemical Oxidation of Li2O2 by Li Zhong, Robert R. Mitchell, Yang Liu, Betar Gallant, Carl V. Thompson, Jian Yu Huang, Scott Mao and Yang Shao-Horn was published in Nano Letters. Congratulations!
Thomas Carney has been selected to receive a 2013 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship sponsored by the Department of Defense. Congratulations!
The paper titled Oxygen Electrocatalysis on (001)-Oriented Manganese Perovskite Films: Mn Valency and Charge Transfer at the Nanoscale by Kelsey Stoerzinger, Marcel Risch, Jin Suntivich, Weiming Lü, Jigang Zhou, Mike Biegalski, Hans Christen, Ariando, Thirumalai Venkatesan and Yang Shao-Horn has been highlighted as a HOT article in the EES Blog.
EEL members will be presenting research at this year's Spring MRS meeting:
|April 2nd||8:30 am||#XX1.01||Yang
|"Understanding Perovskite Surfaces for High-temperature Oxygen Electrocatalysis Using In situ Techniques"||Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3016|
|April 2nd||9:00 am||#XX1.02||Zhenxing Feng||"In Situ Atomic-scale Studies of Enhanced Oxygen Reduction Reaction Activity in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathode Materials"||Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3016|
|April 4th||11:15 am||#G9.09||Yang
|"Understanding Perovskite Oxides for Oxygen Electrocatalysis"||Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2005|
|April 4th||11:45 am||#G9.10||Wesley Hong||"Probing the Electronic Structure of Perovskite Oxides for Oxygen Electrocatalysis"||Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2005|
|April 4th||2:30 pm||#G10.04||Kelsey Stoerzinger||"Interaction of Well-Defined LaCoO3 Surfaces with Water"||Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2005|
Congratulations to Koffi P.C. Yao, David G. Kwabi, Roland A. Quinlan, Azzam N. Mansour, Alexis Grimaud, Yueh-Lin Lee, Yi-Chun Lu and Yang Shao-Horn on the Journal of Electrochemical Society publication Thermal Stability of Li2O2 and Li2O for Li-Air Batteries: In Situ XRD and XPS Studies!
Congratulations! Kelsey Stoerzinger, Marcel Risch, Jin Suntivich, Weiming Lü, Jigang Zhou, Mike Biegalski, Hans Christen, Ariando, Thirumalai Venkatesan and Yang Shao-Horn have published a paper titled Oxygen Electrocatalysis on (001)-Oriented Manganese Perovskite Films: Mn Valency and Charge Transfer at the Nanoscale in Energy and Environmental Science.
Betar Gallant was awarded the prestigious Kavli Nanoscience Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship to work with Nate Lewis and Julia Greer. Congratulations!
The paper Mechanisms of Morphological Evolution of Li2O2 Particles during Electrochemical Growth by Robert R. Mitchell, Betar Gallant, Yang Shao-Horn and Carl V. Thompson was published in the Journal of Chemical Physics Letters.
A paper by Yi-Chun Lu, Betar M. Gallant, David G. Kwabi, Jonathon R. Harding, Robert R. Mitchell, M. Stanley Whittingham and Yang Shao-Horn entitled Lithium-Oxygen Batteries: Bridging Mechanistic Understanding and Battery Performance,(Energy and Environmental Science 6 (3) 750 - 768 January 2013) was noted by EES as one of the most read articles in the past thirty days.
Congratulations to Marcel Risch, Alexis Grimaud, Kevin May, Kelsey Stoerzinger, Tina Chen, Azzam Mansour and Yang Shao-Horn on the Journal of Physical Chemistry C publication Structural Changes of Cobalt-Based Perovskites upon Water Oxidation Investigated by EXAFS.
The International Battery Association is having a Special Symposium to Honor Michael Thackeray at their March meeting in Barcelona.
Winter 2013Alex Han, Wesley Hong, and Kelsey Stoerzinger passed their DMSE Qualifying exams. Nice work, guys!
Donovan N. Leonard, Amit Kumar, Stephen Jesse, Michael D. Biegalski, Hans M. Christen, Eva Mutoro, Ethan J. Crumlin, Yang Shao-Horn, Sergei V. Kalinin and Albina Y. Borisevich have published Nanoscale Probing of Voltage Activated Oxygen Reduction/Evolution Reactions in Nanopatterned (LaxSr1-x)CoO3-δ Cathodes in Advanced Energy Materials.
EEL research has been featured in LBNL's Advanced Light Source Science Highlights in the article "Two Studies Reveal Details of Lithium-Battery Function".
Congratulations to Professor Shao-Horn, who will be receiving the Research Award of 2013 from the International Battery Association on March 11th in Barcelona, Spain. This award is granted based on her outstanding contributions made to the science and technology of new secondary batteries and fuel cells and the related battery materials research field, which have been recognized internationally.
Ronald A. Quinlan, Yi-Chun Lu, Yang Shao-Horn, and Azzam N. Mansour have published XPS Studies of Surface Chemistry Changes of LiNi0.5Mn0.5O2 Electrodes during High-Voltage Cycling in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society in February 2013.
Jin Suntivich, Erin E. Perry, Hubert A. Gasteiger, and Yang Shao-Horn have published The Influence of the Cation on the Oxygen Reduction and Evolution Activities of Oxide Surfaces in Alkaline Electrolyte in Electrocatalysis on-line in December 2012.
Please join us in congratulating Yang Shao-Horn on her promotion to Full Professor!
Welcome to visiting scholar Dong Ha Kim and visiting student Milind Gadre.
Yi-Chun Lu, Betar M Gallant, David Gator Kwabi, Jonathon Robert Harding, Robert R Mitchell, M Stanley Whittingham and Yang Shao-Horn have published Lithium-Oxygen Batteries: Bridging Mechanistic Understanding and Battery Performance in January's Energy and Environmental Science.
Brian Patrick, Hyung Chul Ham, Yang Shao-Horn, Lawrence F. Allard, Gyeong S Hwang and Paulo J. Ferreira have published Atomic Structure and Composition of “Pt3Co” Nanocatalysts in Fuel Cells: An Aberration-Corrected STEM HAADF Study in Chemistry of Materials.
Congratulations to Sung Yeol Kim, Jinkee Hong, Reza Kavian, Seung Woo Lee, Md Nasim Hyder, Yang Shao-Horn and Paula T. Hammond for publishing Rapid fabrication of thick spray-layer-by-layer carbon nanotube electrodes for high power and energy devices in Energy and Environmental Science.
The on-line version of the Elettra Highlights 2011-2012 is now available for download in .pdf version.
Yi-Chun Lu has a paper published in Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters: Probing the reaction kinetics of the charge reactions of nonaqueous Li–O2 batteries.
Congratulations to Tian Ming and wife Ying Long on the birth of their son Feynman Yu Ming, born in 9 December 2012!
EEL members will be presenting research at this year's MRS meeting:
|Nov 26th||9:00 am||Talk I1.02||Yueh-Lin Lee||"Assessing First Principles Based Descriptors for Predicting Oxygen Reduction and Oxygen Evolution Reaction Activities of Transition Metal Perovskites"||Room 310 (Hynes)|
|Nov 26th||11:00 am||Talk C2.02||Kelsey Stoerzinger||"Thickness Dependence of Oxygen Reduction Activity on Epitaxial LaMnO3 Thin Films"||Room 304 (Hynes)|
|Nov 26th||8:00 pm||Poster F4.09||Lei Wang||"Enhancing Oxygen Permeation Performance of Electronically Short-circuited Oxygen-ion Conductor by Decorating with Mixed Ionic-electronic Conducting Oxide Thin Films"||Hall D (Hynes)|
|Nov 27th||11:00 am||Talk C6.03||Kevin May||"Surface Structural Changes of Perovskite Oxides under Oxygen Evolution Conditions"||Room 304 (Hynes)|
|Nov 27th||11:30 am||Talk C6.05||Alexis Grimaud||"Towards the Understanding of Perovskites Activity for Oxygen Evolution Reaction Through the Design of Accurate Active Sites"||Room 304 (Hynes)|
|Nov 27th||11:30 am||Talk I6.04/F6.04||Dongkyu Lee||"A Kinetic Study of Oxygen Reduction Reaction on a-axis Normal Epitaxial La2NiO4+δ Thin Films for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells"||Room 310 (Hynes)|
|Nov 27th||8:00 pm||Poster C8.14||Marcel Risch||"The Electrochemically Active Surface of Perovskites Studied by X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy"||Hall D (Hynes)|
|Nov 27th||8:00 pm||Poster I9.05||Dongkyu Lee||"A Study of Oxygen Reduction Reaction on the Interface of (La,Sr)MnO3-δ/(La,Sr)CoO3-δ Thin Films for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells "||Hall D (Hynes)|
|Nov 28th||11:30 am||Talk B7.13||Chris Carlton||"The Relationship between Natural Nanostructure and Lattice Thermal Conductivity in Tellurium Based Thermoelectric Materials"||Room 302 (Hynes)|
|Nov 28th||2:30 pm||Talk F12.04||Wesley Hong||"High Temperature Oxygen Electrocatalysis on (La,Sr)CoO3-δ Epitaxial Thin Films"||Room 309 (Hynes)|
|Nov 28th||8:00 pm||Poster B9.27||Chris Carlton||"Ubiquitous Natural Nanostructure and High-stability off-stoichiometric Nanoparticles in n-Type Thermoelectric Bi2Te2.7Se0.3"||Hall D (Hynes)|
|Nov 28th||8:00 pm||Poster B9.28||Chris Carlton||"Natural Nanostructures and Superlattice Ordering in Ag1-xSb1+xTe2-x"||Hall D (Hynes)|
|Nov 29th||11:15 am||Talk C12.09||Binghong Han||"Roles of Transition Metal Chemistry in Pt-alloy Nanoparticle Electrocatalyst Stability "||Room 304 (Hynes)|
Group members Alexis Grimaud, David Kwabi and Kelsey Stoerzinger are featured in a photo essay about Mechanical Engineering on MIT News.
The work of Ethan Crumlin and Yi-Chun Lu has been featured on the MIT News page.
EEL members will be presenting research at this years ECS meeting:
|Ethan Crumlin||"In Situ Ambient Pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Epitaxial Strontium Substituted Lanthanum Cobalt Oxides Near Operating Conditions Under Applied Potentials"|
|Betar Gallant||"Lithium-Oxygen Batteries - Bridging Mechanistic Understanding and Battery Performance"|
|Jonathon Harding||"Investigations of Li-O2 Batteries Using Polyethylene Oxide in Structured Three-Phase Electrodes"|
|Yi-Chun Lu||"Mechanistic Investigation of Nonaqueous Lithium-Oxygen Electrochemistry"|
|Marcel Risch||"X-ray Absorption Measurements on Perovskite Electrodes for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction"|
Seung Woo Lee will be starting at Georgia Tech as Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering in January. Congratulations!
Professor Shao-Horn will be speaking at the Infinite Innovation Symposium during the 9:00-10:20 session on Wednesday September 19th in Kresge Auditorium. This inaugural symposium will highlight the breadth and depth of MIT’s innovation enterprise, with remarks and presentations by faculty, staff, and students across the Institute’s schools. Their work showcases the MIT community working collaboratively to bring new ideas into reality to change the world.
Welcome to new students Tom Carney, Chris Bachman and Dongwook Lee. Also we have new arrivals Visiting Scholar Birger Horstmann and new Postdoc Nir Pour joining us. Welcome to EEL!
Congratulations to Marcel Risch for winning the Carl Ramsauer Award of the Physical Society of Berlin for his dissertation "Structure-function relations in water-oxidizing cobalt oxides investigated by X-ray absorption spectroscopy" under Holger Dau.
Jonathon Harding's PCCP paper Evidence of catalyzed oxidation of Li2O2 for rechargeable Li–air battery applications was in the top 10 most accessed in July!
Prof. Shao-Horn is now the Nature Asia Materials Associate Editor on Energy Conversion and Storage.
Ethan Crumlin has published an article Oxygen Electrocatalysis on Epitaxial La0.6Sr0.4CoO3-δ Perovskite Thin Films for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society 159 (7) F219-F225 July 2012
EEL is happy to host a Department of Mechanical Engineering
"Determination of the Atomic Structure of Thin films and Quantum Dots With Sub-Angstrom Resolution"
Prof. Yizhak Yacoby
Racah Institute of Physics
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Monday, July 23, 2:30pm, Room 3-133
We are pleased to annouce the return of Reza Kavian, now a postdoc at EEL, and excited to meet his wife Soror! Welcome back, Reza.
Congratulations to Wesley Hong, Kelsey Stoerzinger and Alex Han for passing their PhD Qualifying exams in DMSE.
Zhichuan Xu will be joining School of Materials Science & Engineering at Nanyang Technological University as an assistant professor. Congratulations!
Nice work, Jonathon Harding, on publishing Evidence of catalyzed oxidation of Li2O2 for rechargeable Li–air battery applications in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.
Congratulations to graduates Ethan Crumlin, Yi-Chun Lu and Jin Suntivich!
- The discharge rate capability of rechargeable Li–O2 batteries Yi-Chun Lu et al ( DOI: 10.1039/C1EE01500A),
- Nanostructured carbon-based electrodes: bridging the gap between thin-film lithium-ion batteries and electrochemical capacitors Seung Woo Lee et al (DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00642D) and
- All-carbon-nanofiber electrodes for high-energy rechargeable Li–O2 batteries Robert R. Mitchell, Betar M. Gallant et al (DOI: 10.1039/C1EE01496J).
Jin Suntivich and Yi-Chun Lu successfully defended their Ph.D. theses! Congratulations.
Eva Mutoro is the recipient of the Ewald-Wicke-prize for young researchers from the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry; she will to give a lecture at their annual meeting in May, which will in part include EEL work. Well done Eva!
Ethan Crumlin has been offered the Advanced Light Source Postdoctoral Fellowship position at LBNL. Nicely done, Ethan.
Betar M Gallant, Seung Woo Lee, Hye Ryung BYON have an article "Role of Oxygen Functional Groups in Carbon Nanotube/Graphene Freestanding Electrodes for High Performance Lithium Batteries" accepted by Advanced Functional Materials. Nice work!
Ethan successfully defended his Ph.D. Thesis. Congratulations Dr. Crumlin!
Jin Suntivich will be joining Cornell as tenure-track assistant professor in Materials Science and Engineering in 2013. Congratulations, Jin.
Welcome to new postdoc Yueh-Lin Lee and visiting student Anastasia Permyakova.
Take a look at the recent MIT News article "Hybrid copper-gold nanoparticles convert CO2 " on Zhichuan's work!
Congratulations to Hubert Gasteiger on receiving the 2012 Grove Medal. From Fuel Cell Advances:
The Grove Medal, which is awarded in honour of Sir William Grove, the inventor of the fuel cell, is awarded in 2012 to Professor Dr. Hubert Gasteiger, Chair of Technical Electrochemistry at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. During an international career, both as industrial and university scientist, Professor Gasteiger has made remarkable contributions to the understanding of fuel cell related electrochemistry and to the vitally important task of translating application requirements into fundamental parameters. His interests include electro-catalysts for low temperature fuel cells and electrolysers as well as materials degradation mechanisms.
Compositional dependence of the stability of AuCu alloy nanoparticles by Zhichuan Xu, Erica Lai, Yang Shao-Horn, and Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli has just been accepted to ChemComm. Congratulations to Zhichuan!
Jin Suntivich is the recipient of the Harvard Environmental Postdoctoral Fellowship. More information to follow. Nice work Jin!
Lopez, N. , D.J. Graham, R. McGuire, Jr., G.E. Alliger, Y. Shao-Horn, C.C. Cummins and D.G. Nocera's Science paper has been published: Reversible Reduction of Oxygen to Peroxide Facilitated by Molecular Recognition, Science 335 (6067) 450 - 453 January 2012
We wish a warm welcome to new postdocs Marcel Risch, Alexis Grimaud, and Tian Ming! Also Yuvraj Birdja finished his stay. Eva Mutoro has left us to take a staff scientist position at BASF in Germany. Congratulations, Eva!
MIT has listed Jens Nørskov’s group’s "CatApp" mobile app on a web site where they’re recommending apps as well as featuring it in an IAP seminar on useful apps. It is a mobile web app for looking up calculated reaction and activation energies for elementary coupling reactions occurring on metal surfaces. You can find it and many other useful apps listed under "Science & Engineering" at http://libguides.mit.edu/content.php?pid=174869&sid=1481866 It can also be found at http://suncat.slac.stanford.edu/catapp/. Learn more about it in the paper by Hummelshøj et al in Angewandte Chemie CatApp: A Web Application for Surface Chemistry and Heterogeneous Catalysis.
EEL appears in MIT news 11/02/2011 in the article Highly efficient oxygen catalyst found based on the Science paper. Congrats Jin and Kevin!
Science Express has published an article by Jin Suntivich, Kevin J. May et al A Perovskite Oxide Optimized for Oxygen Evolution Catalysis from Molecular Orbital Principles
A new article has been published in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: Hye Ryung Byon, Jin Suntivich, Ethan J. Crumlin and Yang Shao-Horn “Fe-N-modified multi-walled carbon nanotubes for oxygen reduction reaction in acid”.
Congratulations to Jin Suntivich for being chosen as a 2011 MRS Fall Meeting Graduate Student Award Finalist!
A new article by Wenchao Sheng, Seung Woo Lee, et al Synthesis, Activity, and Durability of Pt Nanoparticles Supported on Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Oxygen Reduction has been published in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society.
Welcome new grad students Wesley Hong, Alex Han and Kelsey Stoerzinger! Also welcome to visiting student from Mark Koper’s group Yuvraj Birdja and visiting postdoc Kei Hasegawa.
Junhyung Kim, Seung Woo Lee, Christopher Carlton, and Yang Shao-Horn Oxygen Reduction Activity of PtxNi1-x Alloy Nanoparticles in Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes has been published in Electrochemical and Solid State Letters.
A new article by Seung-Woo Lee, Junhyung Kim et al, Synthesis and Oxygen Reduction Reaction Activity of Atomic and Nanoparticle Gold on Thiol-Functionalized Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes has been published in Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters.
A review article has been published in the International Journal of Energy research this July: MA Habib, HM Badr, SF Ahmed, R Ben-Mansour, K Mezghani, S Imashuku, GJ la O’, Y Shao-Horn, N Mancini, A Mitsos, P Kirchen and A Ghoneim, entitled A review of recent developments in carbon capture using oxy-fuel combustion in conventional and ion transport membrane systems
Congratulations to Robert Mitchell and Betar Gallant for being featured in MIT news on July 25th, 2011
A new article by Hye Ryung Byon et al, Graphene-based Non-Noble-Metal Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Acid, is now posted on the Chemistry of Materials website
A new article by Betar Gallant, Robert Mitchell et al, All-Carbon-Nanofiber Electrodes for High-Energy Rechargeable Li-O2 Batteries has been published in the journal Energy and Environmental Science
Jennifer Sell joins EEL as administrative assistant July 2011. Welcome!
Yang Shao-Horn has been appointed to the Gail E. Kendall Chair in Mechanical Engineering. Congratulations! This article in MIT news contains a brief biography of Gail E. Kendall.
Work by Jin Suntivich et al on Design Principles for Oxygen Reduction Activity on Perovskite Oxide Catalysts for Fuel Cells and Metal-Air Batteries has been featured on Nature Research Highlights.
Kevin May and Jin Suntivich are to present posters at the upcoming Challenges in Renewable Energy conference on “Specific activity of perovskite LaNiO3 catalyst for O2 evolution” and “Design Principles for Oxygen Reduction Activity on Perovskite Oxide Catalysts in Alkaline Environment” respectively.
Pierre Yao and Robert Mitchell present posters at the 4th Symposium on Energy Storage: Beyond Li Ion on The discharge rate capability of rechargeable Li-O2 batteries and All-Carbon-Nanofiber Electrodes for High-Energy Rechargeable Li-O2 Batteries respectively.
Work by Jin Suntivich et al on Design Principles for Oxygen Reduction Activity on Perovskite Oxide Catalysts for Fuel Cells and Metal-Air Batteries has been featured on MIT News. Congratulations!
Prof. Hui Yang joins EEL as a visiting researcher. Welcome!
A new article by Yi-Chun Lu, David Kwabi, Pierre Yao et al, The discharge rate capability of rechargeable Li-O2 batteries has been accepted for publication in the journal Energy and Environmental Science.
Eva Mutoro has been selected as one of the most promising German young scientists to participate in the “Building Bridges - top level research in Germany - top researchers for Germany” event organized by the German Scholars’ Organization e.V. This four-day event will take place between June 22nd-25th in Berlin and include a career workshop, a conference on strategies for innovative top level research, and an evening reception at Bellevue Palace including a personal meeting with Christian Wulff, the German President. Congratulations!
A new article by Junhyung Kim et al, Pt-Covered Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes for Oxygen Reduction in Fuel Cell Applications has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.
A new article by Jin Suntivich et al, Design Principles for Oxygen Reduction Activity on Perovskite Oxide Catalysts for Fuel Cells and Metal-Air Batteries has been accepted for publication in Nature Chemistry
New graduate student Joseph Elias joins EEL. Welcome!
Yang Shao-Horn has been named to the Advisory Board of the journal Energy and Environmental Science. Congratulations!
Yi-Chun Lu wins the E-MRS best graduate student award. Congratulations!
Betar Gallant and Yi-Chun Lu present talks at the ECS Spring Meeting on “High-Capacity Nanostructured Carbon Electrodes for Lithium-Air Batteries” and “Oxygen reduction reaction for Li-air batteries” respectively.
Yaqing Huang joins EEL as a visiting researcher. Welcome!
Reza Kavian joins EEL as a visiting student. Welcome!
Eva Mutoro will be giving an invited talk at the upcoming ASC meeting on the topic “Enhancing Electrode Kinetics of SOFC Cathode Materials by Structural or Compositional Surface Modification.”
Yang Shao-Horn will be giving the May 2nd APS plenary talk on electrochemical energy conversion and storage.
Eva Mutoro and Yi-Chun Lu will be giving invited talks at the upcoming European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) conference.
Betar Gallant has been named Martin Fellow for the year 2011-2012. Congratulations!
A new article by Eva Mutoro et al, Enhanced Oxygen Reduction Activity on Surface-Decorated Perovskite Thin Films for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells has been accepted for publication in the August issue of Energy and Environmental Science.
A new article by Yi-chun Lu et al, Method Development to Evaluate the Oxygen Reduction Activity of High-Surface-Area Catalysts for Li-Air Batteries has been accepted for publication in the March 21st issue of the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology.
Professor George Marnellos joins EEL from Univeristy of Macedonia, Greece as a Visiting Researcher. Welcome!
A recent article by Seung Woo Lee et al, Nanostructured carbon-based electrodes: bridging the gap between thin-film lithium-ion batteries and electrochemical capacitors has been featured on the Energy and Environmental Science blog.
A new article by Yi-chun Lu et al has been accepted for publication in Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters Method Development to Evaluate the Oxygen Reduction Activity of High-Surface-Area Catalysts for Li-Air Batteries
A new article by Naoaki Yabuuchi et al has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Electrochemical Society The Influence of Heat-Treatment Temperature on the Cation Distribution of LiNi0.5Mn0.5O2 and Its Rate Capability in Lithium Rechargeable Batteries
A new article by Seung Woo Lee et al has been accepted for publication in Energy and Environmental Science, Nanostructured carbon-based electrodes: bridging the gap between thin-film lithium-ion batteries and electrochemical capacitors
EEL’s work was featured in the autumn issue of MIT’s Energy Initiative Newsletter A Promising Lightweight Battery for Electric Cars: New Catalysts Push Up Lagging Efficiency
Ethan, Eva, Dongkyu, Susumu, Chris C, Zhichuan, Yi-Chun, Jonathon, and Youngmin attended the fall meeting of Material Research Society at Boston.
Lei Wang joins EEL as a Postdoctoral Associate. Welcome!
EEL’s work is featured in C&EN Science & Technology News (November 22nd, 2010) “ Rechargeable Metal-Air Batteries ” MIT News Team takes first atomic-scale compositional images of fuel-cell nanoparticles
A new article of M A Habib et al has been accepted in International Journal of Energy Research, “ A Review of Recent Developments in Carbon Capture Utilizing Oxy-fuel Combustion in Conventional and Ion Transport Membrane Systems”
Yi-Chun, Jin, Seung Woo and Hye Ryung presented at the 218th Electrochemical Society meeting at Las Vegas. Yi-Chun is the 2010 winner of the Battery Division Student Research Award.
Jonathon and Yi-Chun attended the conference at ONRL, “ Energy Storage Beyond Lithium Ion: Materials Perspectives ”
Andreas joins EEL as a Postdoctoral Associate. Welcome!
A new article of Ethan Crumlin et al is accepted in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, “ Oxygen Reduction Kinetics Enhancement on a Hetero-Structured Oxide Surface for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells ”
A new article of Hye Ryung Byon et al is accepted in Carbon “Thin Films of Carbon Nanotubes and Chemically Reduced Graphenes for Electrochemical Micro-Capacitors”
New graduate students, Pierre, David, Chris, and Kevin, join EEL. Welcome!
A new article by Wenchao Sheng et al has been accepted in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society “Hydrogen Oxidation and Evolution Reaction Kinetics on Platinum: Acid vs Alkaline Elecrolytes”
Hye Ryung Byon gets an offer from RIKEN in Japan. Congratulations!
Youngmin joins EEL as a Postdoctoral Associate. Welcome!
Sungjin Ahn gets an offer from Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology in South Korea and will leave EEL in August. Congratulations!
A new article of Naoaki Yabuuchi et al is accepted in Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters “The Influence of Surface Chemistry on the Rate Capability of LiNi0.5Mn0.5O2 for Lithium Rechargeable Batteries”
A new article by Zhichuan Xu, et al has been accepted in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, “Direct Colloidal Route for Pt-Covered AuPt Bimetallic Nanoparticles”
Yi-Chun’s paper decorated the cover of the Journal of the Amerian Chemical Society. Congratulations!
Robert McGuire Jr’s paper is highlighted at RSC Publishing Blogs Home.
Ethan Crumlin won the Best Poster Award on the 2010 Gordon Research Conference. Congratulations!
A new article by Robert McGuire Jr. et al is accepted in Chemical Science, “Oxygen Reduction Reactivity of Cobalt(II) Hangman Porphyrins”
EEL’s work in MIT News: Thin films show surprising reactivity June 24th 2010
EEL’s work in MIT news (June 21st, 2010) and MIT media relations (June 21st,2010) “Enhancing the power of batteries” MIT News June 18th, 2010 Enhancing the power of batteries
MIT News October 2nd, 2008 Team takes first atomic-scale compositional images of fuel-cell nanoparticles
A new article of Yi-Chun Lu et al is accepted in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society “Electrocatalytic Activity Studies of Select Metal Surfaces and Implications in Li-Air Batteries”
A new article of Seung Woo Leeet al is accepted in Nano, Carbon Nanotube/Manganese Oxide Ultrathin Film Electrodes for Electrochemical Capacitors“
Seung Woo and Wenchao get Ph.D. degrees! Betar gets an M.S. degree! Big Congratulations!
A new article of Jin Suntivich et al is accepted in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society “Electrocatalytic Measurement Methodology of Oxide Catalysts Using a Thin-Film Rotating Disk Electrode”
A new article of Yi-Chun Lu et alis accepted in the Journal of the Amerian Chemical Society “ Platinum-Gold Nanoparticles: A Highly Active Bifunctional Electrocatalyst for Rechargeable Lithium-Air Batteries ”
A new article of Gerardo Jose la O’ and Sung-Jin Ahn et al is accepted in Angewandte Chemie International Edition “Catalytic Activity Enhancement for Oxygen Reduction on Epitaxial Perovskite Thin Films for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells”
A new article of Seung Woo Leeet al has been accepted in Nature Nanotechnology“ High-Power Lithium Batteries from Functionalized Carbon Nanotube Electrodes ”
Junhyung has a baby boy, Christopher. Congratulations!
Yi-Chun is the 2010 winner of the Battery Division Student Research Award in the Electrochemical Society. Her award will be presented a the Fall meeting of the society in Las Vegas at the Battery Division Luncheon. Congratulations!
Li-air battery work is presented in The New York Times. Will Lithium-Air Battery Rescue Electric Car Drivers From ‘Range Anxiety’?
EEL’s work is in the MIT news (April 2nd, 2010) and MIT media relations (April 2nd, 2010) Staff Materials Scientist A step toward lighter batteries
A new article by Yi-Chun Lu et al is accepted in Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters “ The Influence of Catalysts on Discharge and Charge Voltages of Rechargeable Li-Oxygen Batteries”
A new article by Seung Woo Lee et al is accepted in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters Roles of Surface Steps of Pt Nanoparticles on the Electrochemical Activity of Oxygen Reduction
A new article by S. Chen et all is accepted in Journal of the Electrochemical SocietyPlatinum-Alloy Cathode Catalyst Degradation in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: Nanometer-Scale Compositional and Morphological Changes
A new article of M. Asoro et al is accepted in Nanotechnology Coalescence and sintering of Pt nanoparticles: in situ observation by aberration-corrected HAADF STEM